17 days until Christmas!!!!! AAAAHHHHHHHHH LOL Is that how you feel too??? OMGosh I can't believe it. Next thing you know we will be showing off our Easter cards! Where does the time go???
Have you ever had someone make a comment to you that made you feel so good about yourself that it stuck with you? A neighbor lady across the street stopped me a few weeks ago and asked "Are you working any craft shows??" I replied that I wasn't and asked why. She said "Darn it! I wanted to buy some of your stuff." I was so flattered. So, I wanted to make something for her as a gift. I'm excited to show you what I came up with.
I revamped and mingled many different ideas that I've seen online to come up with my own twist. I wanted to make several Christmas gift tags and a holder for them to present to her. Here is what I created:
This is the packaging for the tags as it looks closed ready to give. Kinda reminds you of a little present with a wild spiky bow on top doesn't it? When you remove the belly band, this is what you find inside:
The ones I kept finding online were only four panels, so I designed mine to have a total of six. When it is stretched completely out it measures 18" long! There are two each of six different tags. I decorated the pocket of each panel to kind of go with the theme of the tags it holds. Here are the tags:
The little envelopes were created with an envelope punch. I created the little "letter to Santa" in Word. The background writing is embossed with white ep. Here is the next:
I stamped these Hero Arts pine cones then colored them with pencils, stamped the greeting and cut them out with my Nesties. Made the tiny bows with my Bow Easy. Here is the next tag:
Pretty self explanatory. The stamp here is Stampabilities. Here is the next:
This wreath stamp is by Cloud 9 Design. I stuck little "berries" on the wreath and then the little bows I made. Here's the next set:
This was a blast to make. It really is a surprise, because when it is folded up, it is really small. It is really surprising that it holds 12 tags and measures 18" long. I hope she likes it.
My last card to show you tonight is my endeavor to find an easy card to make. This one was fairly easy, but still not what I'm looking for and I'm running out of time! Take a look:
OK, that is it. So busy and there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day. I swear I don't know how I did everything I did when I was working full time! Here is the "Pic of the Week":
OK, thanks for coming by. I really apologize for not getting to your blogs yet this week, but I'm on my way, don't you worry your pretty little heads. I love coming by to see what you have all been up to.
Hope you are all well and doing fine. Hugs to all of you!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."